Cool gifts for guys

Cool gifts for guys

We all know him. Maybe he’s your husband, your brother, your “bro”, heck maybe he’s even your dad; the guy who has everything and is always ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest in tech. Every year you pull out your hair agonizing over what to get him and every year he gives you a polite “Wow, thanks…” as he searches through the wrapping paper for the gift receipt.

Well this year we’ve got you covered. Surprise Mr. Cool with one of these amazing, out of the ordinary tech gifts. You’re welcome in advance.

Wacom-InklingWacom Inkling, $200

It’s not enough to use a tablet like the Apple iPad 2 for drawing and sketching out ideas. Alpha geeks need a device that can sense 1024 different levels of pen pressure, uses both infrared and ultrasonic technologies to sense your pen movements, and something that then translates your notations in analog for reproduction in the digital realm. The Wacom Inkling is essentially an analog-to-digital converter for sketches, notes, and drawings. The device is accurate to within 2.5mm.

Line-6-Mobile-InLine 6 Mobile In, $80

Announced quite some time ago but now available for purchase, the Line 6 Mobile In is an ingenious add-on for either the iPhone or the iPad. The 30-pin connector snaps into place on your Apple device, and then you can connect a guitar directly into the quarter-inch adapter. The free Line 6 POD app helps you adjust the tones used for recording. The Line 6 supports up to 24-bit/48 kHz audio.

Blue-Microphone-Yeti-ProBlue Microphone Yeti Pro, $250

The terms “triple capsule array” might be meaningless to most of us, but for someone who wants to record an analog sound or your own voice directly to the computer, this technical feature is a godsend. It means you can record in cardioid (a circle), omnidirectional, bi-directional (two sides) and stereo. This microphone connects using USB but also supports the standard XLR professional connection.


HP-Wi-Fi-Touch-MouseHP Wi-Fi Touch Mouse, $60

One of the smartest inventions of the holiday season, at least if you are a techie, the HP Wi-Fi Touch Mouse doesn’t require a USB adapter, which is easy to lose. Instead, the mouse connects over a Wi-Fi signal directly to your computer, bypassing a router as well. (An included HP app creates an ad hoc Wi-Fi network just for the mouse to use.) To scroll in a browser, you just slide your finger over a touch sensor.



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